Last night when I got home the new Dec/Jan Vogue Pattern Magazine was waiting for me.
I saved it until I climbed into bed and was pleasantly surprised. I love how they've continue to evolve and update the magazine. But what surprised me the most is the similarities it shares with BurdaStyle Magazine.
First ~ all of the patterns not only have a photograph and a description but there is also now a line drawing right under the description so you don't have to flip to the back (as in prior issues) to see the line drawings. They are right there and convenient! Now this feature has been admired by Burdaphiles and now it's come to us Vogue lovers too!
Second ~ you know how Burda has all of those weird crafty articles that we all either complain about or silently moan over...really they are kinda corny...well VPM has great sewing articles which cover the spectrum from beginner sewist to advanced sewist. Articles like "Luxury for Less, upscaled fur" how to recycle a much loved fur coat. How about "Quick Tips for Mastering Stretch Tulle" by Sandra Betzina? An article on pressing and irons, called "Iron Clad" and of course a column by Elaine (Selfish Seamstress) called "Delusional Holiday Gift Sewing."
While we've all seen and probably purchased our favorite patterns from one of Club BMV's awesome online sales, it was still wonderful to peruse the beautiful photography...
...and isn't this too reminiscent of Burda...well the old beloved English Burda site that is...before it morphed into what it is now...*sigh* You know where you could see the new patterns in the magazine before the magazine showed up on your doorstep. Well we've all seen and partaken of the new patterns from Vogue but the magazine still encourages and inspires.
Finally, they've changed the back view page - giving us the pertinent information upfront and at-a-glance.
Now I know this reads like a love letter and I guess it is a little. Let's just say I was pleasantly surprised and hope that these changes are here to stay...now if they could include a few more fashionable and/or designer plus size patterns, I would just be over the moon!
If you haven't seen this issue, run right out and pick one up. If you have a subscription, just wait until this goodness falls into your mailbox...you will see that I wasn't exaggerating.